Eclectic art rockers, Moulettes, have announced an extensive UK and Irish jaunt throughout December encompassing eighteen shows, which will include a performance at Oran Mor, Glasgow on December 4th.

The Fountain spoke with Hannah Miller (HM) and Raevennan Husbandes (RH) from the band about their influences, favourite gig to date and working with Pipe & Hat.

TF: You must be excited to play Glasgow?

RH: Of course! Hoping we can spend a few hours exploring before the show.
HM: It’s been a little while since we played here, and I love Glasgow- looking forward to this one- Òran Mór is a beautiful venue, and we have local (& international) musicians Rachel Newton & Kate in The Kettle opening for us so its going to be really special.

TF: What’s been your favourite gig to date?

RH: A few come to mind but most recently our show at the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg, Canada.
HM: Montreal Jazz Festival, sunset gig! massive crowd of people at a free city festival, who had never heard us before, going wild! it was amazing.

TF: What music did you grow up listening to, formulating your taste and interest in music?

RH: All kinds; soul, rock, R&B, minimalist composers like Reich and Glass, Motown, 20th century classical music
HM: Bjork, PJ Harvey, Frank Zappa, Billie Holiday, Scandinavian Folk Music, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, Elastica, Missy Elliot, Tom Waits, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Classic Rock, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Leonard Cohen… loads really.

TF: What inspired your name Moulettes?

HM: It’s a play on words, among other things, little muscles/ mussels – small but powerful, stubborn, tenacious, limpet-like…

TF: It must be fab to have your album released by Pipe & Hat?

RH: Yeah, totally rad!
HM: Its been an amazing opportunity getting stuck in to touring Canada, we love going there and we’ve made so many brilliant friends. Astounding scenery and wildlife – we saw whales and eagles!

The Moulettes hit Glasgow on 4th December. To find out more information on them and their forthcoming tour click here.